Oct 5, 2011

China FDC on "Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals (Part)"

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Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals (Part)

Date of Issue : 26 September 2011

The Scroll of Eighty-Seven Immortals, measuring 30cm vertically and 292cm horizontally, is an anonymous silk scroll depicting 87 Taoist immortals paying homage to the supreme deity. The picture is considered a representative of China's best achievements in line drawing techniques of classical portraits. After including the scroll into his collection, Xu Beihong (1895-1953) attributed it to Tang Dynasty painter Wu Daozi and even stamped a seal on it reading "Beihong's Life". The scroll is now collected by Xu Beihong Museum.

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